CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 19,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector. We are proud to be part of Canada's largest and fastest-growing union. CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services, and airlines.
CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, laborers, skilled tradespeople, and professionals. More than half of CUPE members are women. About one-third of our members works part-time.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. As Acting CUPE NS President Dianne Frittenburg writes, in South Africa it is called Human Rights’ Day.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees is offering its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mike McNeil, president of CUPE Nova Scotia, who died suddenly this weekend. “Losing Brother McNeil is not only a loss for CUPE members, it is also a tremendous loss for the labour movement,” said Dianne Frittenburg, member of CUPE Nova Scotia’s Executive Board.
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Michael Hugh Paul McNeil, also known as Bunky, on Saturday, March 12.
Activists from the women's, labour and social justice movements gathered on March 8 for an IWD2016 rally at Parade Square in Halifax. Click here for pictures of the rally.
The union representing most unionized child care workers in Nova Scotia is urging Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Karen Casey to mark International Women’s Day (March 8) by finally releasing her government’s review of regulated child care.
Please find the attached brochure for the 31st Annual Week Long School. This year the school will be held at the
Inverary Inn, Baddeck from May 15th to 20th.
Please find the attached form for the CUPE Nova Scotia/Higgins Scholarship. CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarships are awarded by CUPE Nova Scotia. Two scholarships valued at $1000.00 each are available annually.Individuals planning enrollment at an accredited post-secondary institution in the 2016-2017 academicyear may make application. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of registration.
The legacy of African Nova Scotian human rights lawyer and activist Rocky Jones were celebrated at CUPE Nova Scotia's 2016 Black History Month event.
Lynn Jones, labour and human rights activist and sister of Rocky was among the panelists.
By John McCracken
CUPE Atlantic Communications Rep.
Following a work trip to Shelburne, Nova Scotia this week, I got to spend some time at the recently-opened Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown. The centre opened in the summer of 2015 on its very own National Historic Site.
Attached in PDF format is our winter/spring schedule of CUPE workshops being offered to CUPE locals from February to June of 2016.
It is that time of year again to start planning for convention. Please find all of the documents and information concerning Convention 2016, which is being held in Yarmouth.